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PIMBA HEADLINES - April 21, 2014

PIMBA ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHEDULE
PIMBA is excited to release its fall 2014 schedule, including seven regular-season shows leading up to Championships at Penn Trafford High School. All bands throughout the tri-state area are invited to participate in either Festival Class or Competition Class. Bands of all sizes and styles are welcome to perform and receive input, audio commentary in real time and post-show dialogue with the judges as collective feedback help students and bands improve. Ratings and rankings are optional as per preference of the director. Please contact Tom Snyder, President, show hosts or any member director for more information.

September 6 Kiski Area HS (Davis Field in Vandergrift) Rob Traugh, Director
September 13 Gateway HS (Monroeville) Bob Read, Director
September 27 Norwin HS (North Huntingdon) Tim Daniels, Director
October 4 Moon Area HS (Moon Township) Nick Barthen, Director
October 11 McGuffey HS (Claysville) Dave Haines, Director
October 18 Deer Lakes HS (Cheswick) Chris Snyder, Director
October 25 Penn Trafford HS (tentative) (Harrison City) Dave Cornelius, Director

November 1 Penn Trafford HS (Harrison City) - Championships for Competition Class & Final Performances for Festival Class, Dave Cornelius, Director

SLIPPERY ROCK U OFFERS COLOR GUARD WORKSHOP
The Slippery Rock University Marching Band is sponsoring a Color Guard Workshop for all interested High School, Middle School, and College students on Saturday, May 3, at the East Gym on campus from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Pre registration is $15 per student
Pre registration of 10 or more students from a single school would be $10 per student
Registration at the door that day will be $20 per student.

Payment may be in cash or check payable to the "SRU Winter Guard" and mailed to:

Bruno D. Zuccala
410 West Brady Street
Butler, PA. 16001

Contact Mr. Bruno Zuccala with any questions at bzuccala@aol.com or at 412-629-8986. Additional information can be found on the workshop flyer (pdf link).

SLIPPERY ROCK U ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE 2014 COLOR GUARD & ROCKLETTES
The SRU Color Guard and Rocklettes will be having their Spring Auditions on Saturday, May 3, in the East Gym at SRU from 10 AM - 2 PM. Candidates for either group will participate in movement and basic Flag technique sessions. Color Guard members will also have rifle and saber classes. Candidates will be notified with the results immediately following the audition.

Summer Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 12, at Swope Hall from 10 AM -1 PM

***Interested candidates may set up an individual audition if a schedule conflict prevents attending either the Spring or Summer Audition.***

With questions or to schedule an individual audition, contact Bruno Zuccala at bzuccala@aol.com or at 412-629-8986.

SLIPPERY ROCK U. SPONSORS MARCHING PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
The SRU Marching Rockets will hold a Marching Percussion Workshop for both students and directors on Monday, June 16, from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Registration will begin at 9 AM. Clinicians will include Mike Blazer, Evan Brown, Dave Soose & Matt O'Neil.

An array of topics will be addressed, including:
Stretching prior to marching & playing.
Warm-up exercises & their benefits.
Working with a metronome.
Where to listen within the ensemble in both percussion & winds to percussion.
Percussion drill placements within the full band.
Keyboard grip & stroke for projection.
Front Ensemble electronics, amplification & instrument placement.
Stick, Mallet & Head selection.

Contact Mike Blazer for more information at mikeblazer@verizon.net

STEELINE ANNOUNCES 2014 AUDITIONS
Open auditions for the 2014 edition of the Steeline will be held on June 22 at the Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. For more information, read Steeline's audition announcement (pdf link) .

4 PIMBA MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECOGNIZED BY NAMM
Four school districts of PIMBA member bands were recently recognized as 2014 "Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM recently: Fox Chapel, Moon, Rochester and Trinity. Congratulations to all of the students, music faculty, administrators and board members of these districts as well as to their communities for this prestigious recognition!

NORWIN MARCHING BAND SEEKING WOODWIND, BRASS, AND VISUAL INSTRUCTORS
Norwin is seeking qualified applicants for positions as woodwind, brass, or visual instructor in their marching band program. For more information, read the vacancy announcements (pdf link) .

KISKI AREA MARCHING BAND SEEKING COLORGUARD DIRECTOR
Kiski is creating an opportunity for qualified individuals as a full-time Colorguard Director. For more information, read the vacancy announcement (pdf link) .

FOX CHAPEL MARCHING BAND SEEKING PIT/PERCUSSION AND WIND/VISUAL INSTRUCTORS
Fox Chapel is accepting applications for the positions of Pit/Percussion Instructor and Wind/Visual instructor. For more information, read the vacancy announcement (pdf link) .

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